Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 148:1-14. Psalm 148 is a Psalm of praise. The Psalmist cries out to all the heavens, and the angels to praise the LORD. He also calls on the sun, the stars, and the moon to praise the LORD. His cry for them to praise the LORD is because God commanded and they were created. He established them forever by making a decree that will not pass away.
The Psalmist goes on to exalt all things to praise the LORD, including the trees, the mountains, the beast of the field, and the fowl of the air. He calls out to all the people of the earth to praise the LORD, including kings, princes, and judges. He calls on young men, women, old men, and children to praise the LORD.
The Psalmist ends the chapter by telling us why we should praise the LORD. We need to praise the LORD because His name is excellent; His glory is above the heaven and earth. The LORD exalts the praise of His people, including the children of Israel. Let everything and everybody praise the LORD.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.
2 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.
3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.
4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
5 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.
6 He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.
7 Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:
8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:
9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:
10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:
11 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:
12 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:
13 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
14 He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD.
Things to think about:
- Does it overwhelm you when you think of the vastness of the creation of the LORD?
- How does it make you feel to know we were all created to praise the LORD?
- Do you make it a habit of praising the LORD? If so, in what ways?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 148 where the Psalmist exhorts everybody and everything to praise the LORD. You are worthy of our praise. You created the whole universe and everything in it. Help us to honor You by praising Your holy name. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150.
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The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150
by Deborah H. Bateman
About the book:
The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is 30th book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters. Deborah divided The Book of Psalms into five books to make it easier to read and study. Each book contains approximately thirty chapters from the book of Psalms.
Psalm 119 has already been published in a book called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.
The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.
This part of the book of Psalms contains fifteen of the Songs of degrees. They were the songs or chants that the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem. It also contains some of the Psalms of David.
The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 contains thirty-eight Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.
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